Info graphic of books with the definition of highly capable students

Dear CERSD Families and Community Members,

As we prepare for the 2022/23  school year, we will be accepting referrals for highly capable services.  If you know of a student you would like to refer, please use the link below to access the online form to submit.

Students who are receiving Highly Capable Services as an “invitee” must be referred

For your reference, the highly capable definition is included below.  Keep the definition in mind as you consider students to refer.

Thank you for your time and support.  Looking forward to an excellent 2022/23 school year!

Highly Capable Definition

Highly capable students are those who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments.  Outstanding abilities are seen within students’ general intellectual aptitudes, specific academic abilities, and/or creative productivity within a specific domain.  These students are present not only in the general populace, but are present within all protected classes. (WAC 392.170.080)

 Link to Nominate a Student:

 Nominations of students for CERSD Highly Capable Programs can be made by parents, teachers, and community members. 

Referrals must be submitted by May 13, 2022 for consideration in the 2022/23 school year.


Marshelle Rowley, Highly Capable Teacher (

Matt Chase, District Highly Capable Program Coordinator   509-649-4700